Private room at Constantin's House
Private room at Constantin's House


Private room

5 guests

1 bedroom

5 beds

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This place overlooks vineyards and the surrounding countryside. Owner Constantin is passionate about permaculture and maintains a beautiful garden from which he picks the freshest ingredients for the traditional Moldovan meals that he prepares.

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Greetings, and welcome to my Airbnb profile. My name is Constantin. I live in southern Moldova, in the village of Rosu. Rosu is approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Cahul, which is Moldova’s third-largest city. My village is a convenient stopping point for those traveling to or from Bucharest or Chisinau.

At the moment, I live alone in my family home, but sometimes my mother comes to visit. I have 3 private bedrooms available, which are outfitted with couches and ample floorspace. A recently-renovated bathroom and kitchen are located on the ground-floor of my home. Free Wifi is available. I also have a dog named Gutsu, who lives outdoors. I am a non-smoker, and ask that you only smoke outside. I have a water pump which provides running water in the bathroom and kitchen.

My home has a large garden, in which I grow fruit and vegetables using permaculture principles. There is a table and chairs outside, which overlook my neighbor’s grapevines and the countryside. If the weather permits, I’d be happy to BBQ with you outdoors. Upon request and for a fee, I can cook traditional Moldovan dishes such as Mămăligă (polenta with sour cream and cheese) or hearty, fresh salads. I’m happy to teach you how to cook these delicious meals if you’re interested! :)

The city of Cahul is easily accessed via the local mini bus #7, which runs frequently to and from Rosu. A one-way bus ticket costs 3 Lei (approximately 0.15 Euro cents), and the ride takes about 15 minutes. Cahul has ATM machines, a modern supermarket, a fresh outdoor market, and several smaller specialty shops. Restaurants and bars there offer delicious food and wine, and the city's people are friendly. Cahul is a popular spa and health-resort destination and is also home to the folk music festival 'Nufarul Alb’ (which translates to 'White Nymphaea').

Here in my village Rosu, you’ll enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer: sunny skies, fresh air and water, organic fruit and vegetables. Rosu’s villagers are friendly and eager to interact with travelers. Some of them even offer home-produced products for sale, such as eggs and wine. At my home, you’ll also have the chance to meet other travelers from around the world.

Guests sometimes refer to Rosu’s homes as ‘gingerbread houses’ because of their pretty blue exteriors and elaborate folk-art paintings and designs. Even the neighborhood water wells are decorated by hand! Each one is unique.

I’m happy to accompany you on walks throughout Cahul or Rosu, and might even be able to take you on a train excursion to meet my uncle and grandfather. In the past, I’ve even made arrangements for guests to visit an elementary school and the home of a local beekeeper. I’m also here to help you if you have questions about your onward travel in Moldova. I speak Moldovan-Romanian, English, Russian and Italian.

I look forward to welcoming you to my home! :)

Warm regards,

Constantin.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

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Prices
Extra people: 9 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Dave User Profile
July 2017
Thoroughly recommend Constantin's place as he is an extremely welcoming and friendly guy with whom you will instantly feel at home. The food he prepares is superb, fresh and natural and extremely healthy. His home is comfortable and friendly and will instantly become your home. Great company and a wonderful place to just relax.

Daniel User Profile
June 2017
it was one of the best airbnb expieriences so far and felt more like couchsurfing.. definitely the best stop in moldova! If you have the chance stay at constantin's wonderfull garden and get some interesting info about permaculture and moldovian society.. i can highly recommend this place!

Bastian User Profile
June 2017
Awesome relaxing place with the opportunity to lockup your motorcycle. If asked Constantin arranged a dinner freshly cooked from goods he has in his own garden. What more to say as this is the place to be. Cheers Constantin it was a real pleasure to meet you.

Radu User Profile
April 2017
Costel is very energetic and motivated, he will really do everything he can to make your stay enjoyable. It is amazing what he can do in such a small poor village! Definitely worth a stop for the village life experience.

Antoine User Profile
March 2017
Really relaxing to spend a few days here. A peaceful and pleasant place. We feel good, like at home. Mulţumesc.

Gernot User Profile
August 2014
I had a very good time with Constantin .He was a great host.Very recommendable.
Constantin User Profile
Response from Constantin:
Gernot is a good guest, we talk and cook the Moldavian tradiotion dish. Was a good dinner. Cheers!
August 2014

Ronni User Profile
July 2014
Unfortunately we naver made it to Constantins due to some unforeseen troubles with the car rental company, but Constantin was very responsive and friendly in all his communications.

Cahul, MoldovaJoined in August 2012
Constantin User Profile

Hi there! I'm Constantin, a friendly gentleman and enthusiastic conversationalist who appreciates good humor. I like to help others and am organized, flexible and punctual.

I’ve been an Airbnb host since 2012, but have been active in the CS community for several years, meeting travelers from all over the world. I enjoy hosting guests and teaching them about the Moldovan way of life, while learning about theirs.

I’m passionate about permaculture (a kind of sustainable gardening philosophy) and love to cook, read books and learn. I also enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and appreciating all that is beautiful about life. I love tasty food - especially pizza. :) I also like to incorporate vegetarian, vegan, and raw practices into what I cook.

I speak Moldovan-Romanian, English, Russian and Italian, and am also interested in business, photography, nature, animals, computers, writing, psychology, traveling, and sports like swimming and cycling. I look forward to discovering more interests in the future.

My life motto is one coined by American entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Chris Gardner: "Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something... You got a dream, you gotta protect it... People can’t do something themselves... They wanna tell you, you can’t do it... If you want something go get it!”

Thank you for your interest in staying at my home in Rosu. I look forward to having the chance to have you as my guest.

-Constantin



If you’re curious, some of my other favorites are listed below.

Favorite Types of Music: Pop, R&B, Rock, Hip Hop, Trance, Electronic, Classical, Soundtrack, Reggae, Instrumental.

Favorite Musicians:

*Italian: Lorenzo Jovanotti, Vasco Rossi, Cesare Cremonini, Eros Ramazzotti, Tiziano Ferro, Gianna Nannini, Adriano Celentano

*Russian: Вячеслав Бутусов, Сплин, Би-2, Смысловые Галлюцинации, Ночные Снайперы, Король и шут, Звери, ДДТ, Машина времени, Иван Купала, Иван Кучин, Виктор Петлюра, Кипелов, Любэ, Валерий Меладзе, Баста, Каста, ВИА Гра,

*Romanian: Holograf, Directia 5, Voltaj, Cargo, Florin Chillian, Taxi, Zdob si Zdub, Guess Who, B. U. G. Mafia

*English : U2, The Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Avril Lavigue, Linkin Park, Dido, User, Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Gorillaz, Moby, Dub Fx

Favorite Movies:

*Comedy: Big Daddy, Without a Paddle, Meet The Parents, Home Alone 1-2, EuroTrip, Click, Happy Gilmore, Hitch

*Drama & Romance: Blood Diamond, Cinderella Man, Catch Me If You Can, Shawshank Redemption, Get Rich or Die Tryin, Just Like Heaven, Reign Over Me, Rocky 1-6, Braveheart, Into the wild, Seven Pounds, Slumdog Millionaire, The Bucket List, Pay It Forward, Elizabethtown, Cold Mountain, The Notebook, City of Angels, Love Actually, The Way Back, Peaceful Warrior

Favorite Authors & Books:

1. Leo Tolstoy - Path of Life

2. Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

3. Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

4. Bodo Shafer - The Road to Financial Freedom : Your First Million in Seven Years

5. Robert Kiyosaky - Rich Dad Poor Dad, For People Who Like Helping People, The Secrets About Money - That You Don't Learn in School

6. Frank Abagnale - Catch Me If You Can

7. Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes

8. Chris Gardner - The Pursuit of Happyness

9. George Samuel Clason - The Richest Man in Babylon

10. Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich, The Law of Success, The Master - Key to Riches

11. Zig Ziglar - See You at the Top

12. Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

13. Bill Gates - The Road Ahead, Business @ the Speed of Thought

14. Richard Branson - Losing My Virginity - The Autobiography, Screw It! Let's Do It!

15. Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, The Last Song, Dear John

16. William Walker Atkinson - Mind Power The Secret of Mental Magic

17. Allan Fromme - The Ability to Love

18. Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club

19. Brian Tracy - The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, The Psychology of Achievement Develop the Top Achiever's Mindset, Manage the Crisis, The Power of Charm - How to Win Anyone over in Any Situation

20. Henry Ford - My Life and Work

21. John Von Achen - Never Give Up

Languages: English, Italiano, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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